About the Samberg Institute for Teaching Excellence
The Arthur J. Samberg Institute for Teaching Excellence was founded in 2002 with a generous grant from Arthur J. Samberg ’67, chairman of Pequot Capital Management, Inc., and a member of the Columbia Business School Board of Overseers.
Charged with promoting teaching excellence throughout the School, the Samberg Institute offers programs and resources to faculty members at all levels. New-faculty orientation and a mentoring program for new junior faculty members and teaching workshops, among other initiatives, enhance the teaching experience for junior, senior, and visiting faculty members alike.
The Samberg Institute’s mentoring program is at once a program that attracts junior faculty, a partnership that reinvigorates experienced faculty members, and a process that benefits students. It pairs new junior faculty members with experienced faculty mentors, who advise on teaching materials and classroom management. By transferring expertise, Samberg Fellows help to lay the groundwork for the next generation of top performers at the School.
Similarly, teaching workshops, which are open to the entire faculty, reflect the Samberg Institute’s commitment to strengthening teaching technique. Distinguished faculty members and professional consultants lead roundtable discussions, coach individuals, and offer feedback on classroom performance, rather than on course content.
The programs and resources provided by the Samberg Institute transform the School’s academic environment by enhancing the teaching experience for faculty members while improving teaching quality for students.